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Connecticut House bill no. 185 re: erection of telephone and telegraph lines

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05702 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Hartford] Type: Document Date: 1881/02/24 Pagination: 1 p. 27.2 x 17.6 cm

Summary of Content: Concerning the rights to land ownership of companies or people who erect telegraph or telephone wires.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Land TransactionInfrastructureGovernment and CivicsTelephoneTelegraph

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